Oracle has released a new version of Oracle Retail Point-of-Service that aims to increase security, operational efficiency and functionality in part by integrating biometrics.
Oracle partnered with DigitalPersonal to add integrated biometrics to the POS package. Users of the software will login using their fingerprint, which will replace the need for PINs or passwords. This feature intends to reduce fraud by eliminating the possibility of unauthorized employees using a manager ID or swipe card to access the POS and approve overrides.
This new release also includes a common and open interface that can be customized for different markets. Clients can integrate the product for multiple international payment partners, which allows them to consolidate payment authorization through an Authorized Payment Foundation interface that isolates the POS authorization process and enables integration with outside payment processing products.
This release of Oracle Retail POS also features image-based quick reference screens and improved configuration of threshold-based promotions to speed transactions.